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Launch of "Midas 1" satellite aboard an Atlas-Agena A rocket.
Satellite failed to achieve orbit.
Atlas:Agena - General purpose space vehicle for military or scientific missions. Combines Atlas booster with Lockheed second stage, powered by Bell aircraft "Hustler" liquid propellant engine. Overall length 88 ft. 2 in., upper stage length 21 ft. 8 in. and diameter 6 ft., (in the project Midas configuration). Midas (Missile Defense Alarm System) is a satellite system employing infrared sensors for early detection of enemy ICBM's: project SAMOS (formerly Sentry) is a satellite reconnaissance system.
Subject - Corporate
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Launch of "Midas 1" satellite aboard an Atlas-Agena A rocket. 1960-02-26. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/58045>, accessed 19 September 2021.
Launch of "Midas 1" satellite aboard an Atlas-Agena A rocket. 1960-02-26. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/58045>.